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  • 9 dead in bus collision; L.A.-area students touring college on board

    9 dead in bus collision; L.A.-area students touring college on board
    At least nine people were killed Thursday when a tour bus collided with a FedEx truck on the 5 Freeway in Northern California, causing a fire that left dozens of people injured. The bus was carrying high school students going to Humboldt State...
  • Seeing Charleston, S.C., in a new light

    Seeing Charleston, S.C., in a new light
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — When the email proposing a business meeting in Charleston popped up, it took all of three seconds to say yes. I'd never been to South Carolina, but I've read glowing dispatches from friends and colleagues for years. Southern...
  • Baltimore-based cruise ship set to depart tonight despite viral outbreak

    Baltimore-based cruise ship set to depart tonight despite viral outbreak
    For the second time in two weeks, a Baltimore-based cruise ship is dealing with an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness. The Grandeur of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean ship, has reported nearly 100 passengers on a seven-day cruise that departed April 5...
  • Consumer Reports: Staying Healthy While Traveling

    Travelers lay a lot of groundwork for summer vacations by researching locations, airfares and the best hotel deals, Consumer Reports notes. But planning how to stay healthy (and what to do if they get sick) usually isn't part of their preparation....
  • 2 Americans say they'll face trial soon in North Korea, seek U.S. help

    2 Americans say they'll face trial soon in North Korea, seek U.S. help
    Two Americans detained in North Korea expect to be tried soon, they told the Associated Press on Friday, and are pleading with the U.S. government to obtain their release. Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller, who were detained three months ago, told an...
  • Fort Lauderdale's Resolve Maritime Academy building new 'wet trainer' facility

    Fort Lauderdale's Resolve Maritime Academy building new 'wet trainer' facility
    Fort Lauderdale-based Resolve Maritime Academy has begun construction on a new $150,000 two-story 'wet trainer' that's expected to be completed in mid-September, the outfit announced this week. The 640-square-foot training facility will feature a wet...
  • Teen dies after hitting 405 overpass while standing on tour bus

    Teen dies after hitting 405 overpass while standing on tour bus
    A 16-year-old boy died Saturday, two days after he struck a freeway bridge while standing on the top section of a double-decker tour bus, authorities said. The boy was standing on the "open roof" section of the bus as the vehicle drove under the Arbor...
  • Deceptions du jour for the summer

    Deceptions du jour for the summer
    Ten years ago, I compiled a list of some of the travel industry's false and misleading pricing techniques, using the metaphor of a man who observed various promotions as he walked along a city street. First, he saw an appliance dealer featuring a "side-...
  • Carnival Cruise Lines to ban smoking on balconies

    Carnival Cruise Lines to ban smoking on balconies
    The world's largest cruise line said Tuesday that it will no longer let guests smoke on cabin balconies. A spokesman for Carnival Cruise Lines said the new rule, which goes into effect on Oct. 9 across the fleet, is "in response to the preferences of...
  • Carnival Cruise Lines taps Cigar City Brewing for Florida ships

    Carnival Cruise Lines taps Cigar City Brewing for Florida ships
    One of Florida's most popular microbrews is headed to sea. Two of Tampa's Cigar City Brewing's craft beers will be featured aboard all 13 of Carnival Cruise Line's Florida-based cruise ships. The line made the announcement last Sunday aboard the...
  • L.A.'s tallest skyscraper to get observation deck

    L.A.'s tallest skyscraper to get observation deck
    U.S. Bank Tower, the tallest building in the West, will soon have an observation deck and sky-high restaurant catering to visitors to downtown Los Angeles. The deck, the first of its kind in Southern California, will provide visitors with a sweeping...